Somerleyton Road

What is happening in Somerleyton Road? It is almost four years since the short-life housing co-op was evicted from Carlton Mansions as part of the plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of the land between Somerleyton Road and the railway line, from Coldharbour Lane to Somerleyton Passage. What has happened since? In 2015 Lambeth council submitted […]

London Forum

The London Forum has just published the latest edition of its newsforum available to read or download here. It contains a great deal of news on planning, transport and environmental matters in London.

Type Archive exhibition

Some would say that printing made the modern world, which would make the Type Archive one of the most important collections in the area, if not the country; but perhaps it is also one of the least well known. Starting today and continuing until Monday 16 July, it is hosting an exhibition of lettering prints by […]

Local History Projects

The latest addition to our website is a section under “Local history”, dedicated to projects. This aims to give information on existing projects and to encourage readers to think about joining a project, or even to start one of their own. There are only two listed at the moment. If you know of any other […]

Brixton Windmill Crowdfunding

The Brixton Windmill has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,000 towards kitting out their new education centre. The campaign runs until Wednesday 4th July; donate here. The money will be spent on furniture for education workshops, office equipment, kitchen equipment for baking workshops, shelving and storage for grain and flour, and crockery and cutlery for their […]

New Website

Welcome to our new website, launched today at our Annual General Meeting. Please explore the site. There is lots of new material including some published here for the first time. For example, under Local History you will find a page about our local war memorials which includes picture of memorials in places not open to […]

Lambeth Country Show

This year, the Lambeth Country Show will be on Saturday and Sunday, 21st and 22nd June from 12:00 to 7:00 pm in Brockwell Park. The Brixton Society stall will be there as usual and in the same sort of place as last year we hope. Do come and visit us, renew your membership, and buy […]

Windrush 70 Years On

22 June 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush and a new era of Caribbean settlement in post-war Britain. After a call-out for help to rebuild Britain after the Second World War, many played crucial roles and took on jobs as nurses, engineers, teachers and a myriad of roles […]

Poetry Evening at Tate Library, Brixton

Climbing Clouds Catching Comets, a Poetry Evening on Wednesday 4 July 2018,  7:00-9:00 pm in the Tate Library, Brixton will celebrate the release of a collection of the late Alexander Paul’s poems. The Alexander Paul Foundation will be holding the evening at Brixton Library where you will also be able to enjoy light refreshments. Free: […]

Harry Jacobs

A Snapshot of Brixton: Harry Jacobs and the Empire Windrush is an exhibition that has been created to mark the 70th anniversary of that famous voyage. It looks at the links between Empire Windrush’s passengers and Brixton and the role of local photographer, Harry Jacobs, in recording Brixton’s Black community. The exhibition is now open at […]